The Tibetan Book of the Dead

(The Great Liberation Through Hearing)an opera

Ricky Ian Gordon

Libretto by Jean Claude Van Itallie
Performing Ensemble: Opera without Chorus
Text: Libretto by Jean-Claude van Itallie
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

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The Tibetan Book Of The Dead - Piano Reduction/Vocal Score

Additional Information

Cast Voices 2 Soprano, 2 Mezzo-soprano, 2 Tenor, 1 Baritone, 1 Bass
Commission Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera and The American Music Theatre Festival 1995
Composition Date 1996
Duration 01:45:00
Librettist Van Itallie, Jean Claude
Orchestration Fl.(dbl. Picc.) Cl.(dbl.B.Cl.) Hn. Tpt. 3Perc. Pno. Hp. Vln. Vcl. Cb.
Premiere May 31st, 1996, Houston Grand Opera, Rice Theater, Houston, TX; June, 1996, American Music Theater Festival, Philadelphia, PA.


1. The Dying
2. The Moment of Death
3. Clear White Light
4. The Peaceful Energies
5. Rainbow Dance
6. Dreamlike Realms
7. The Angry Energies
8. Mahakala
9. Lord of Death
10. Wandering Prayer
11. Realizing I am Dead
12. Purs...

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